Benneson Dejanes


Artist biography

Benneson Dejanes was a visual artist. Benneson Dejanes was born in 1935. Artists like Beatriz Zamora, Arne Brewster, Guy Chambret, William Botten, and John Alcorn were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Benneson Dejanes

Born in 1935, Benneson Dejanes was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Benneson Dejanes

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